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  1. It is west of Container Lake restaurant, but there is at least one property between it and this store. Also, unless they have changed the sign, I think it it called Home Decor. It is right at the bottom of the hill, on the lake side, and at the corner of the carretera and San Pablo, across from the Gravel and Stone distributor.
  2. We have a higher-than-average priced gas stove and oven. We found that, if we had the oven on high heat, and then turned it down later in the cooking process, the pilot light would just turn off. Unless we checked the oven every few minutes and relit it when necessary, we would end up with a 1/2 cooked meal. Now, if we have to lower the heat, we use the wooden spoon method to bring thetemperature down, and then turn the oven off, and reset the thermostat to the lower temperature. There's usually no problem keeping the oven on if we don't play with the thermostat. Does anyone else have trouble keeping the oven lit if the temperature is lowered? (It's ok, usually, if you raise the temperature, such as broiling in the last few minutes.)
  3. I just read through this thread and realized no one stated that there wasn't a REAL cow at the location, but a full-sized statue of a black and white cow. Hence the name of the apartments. Since the statue is no longer there, the name is even more bizarre, but so it goes.
  4. Looking for a convenient place to buy a glue gun for a craft project. We live in Riberas. I know some papelerias sell them, but the ones I've gone to are heavy on the printing/paper side, and less equipped on the art supplies/craft paint/glue gun side. If you know of one that does have glue guns for sale, or any other business that has them (Walmart? The Dollar Store in Ajijic?) I'd appreciate you letting me know and saving me running around looking without success. Thanks.
  5. I'm looking for someone to repaint our wood kitchen cupboards, inside and out. Same colour. I want a real painter, not someone who can put paint on a wall. Someone who can give the cupboards their glossy smooth finish back. Any recommendations?
  6. how do you replace a tank? Who do you purchase them from, and do they install?
  7. This topic got me looking at our tank, which appears to be 20 years old. Where do we go to get a new one and have it installed? (and thanks to you for putting us on to this topic)
  8. The Tip you get in the mail is the one you put on your car. What you will exchange at immigrado is the 'approval' for a Turista for an actual Turista card. Keep it and turn it in when you return north. I've had one 'check' of my Tip....but if my recollection is correct, they just wanted to see that I had the accompanying paperwork that goes with the TIP on my windscreen. They didn't ask fur any further ID. Does anyone have a different recollection?
  9. We have never had errors on our Tip material, but get our TIP through the mail in Canada, put it on when we get to the border, get my husband's turista at imigrado (he imports the car; I have a permanente) and no one has ever looked carefully at the paperwork. On our way back north, we stop at the Banercito booth, show the paperwork, get the picture of our registration taken, and we get our deposit back within a week. Not saying it's impossible that someone might check out your paperwork, but like skurvish, we've never had anyone look close or care about discrepencies.
  10. You say you have a NOB paid-for car you would be bringing down. Note that, if you become a permanent resident, you cannot drive a US/Canadian car here. You must nationalize it (expensive) or return it NOB and buy a Mexican car.
  11. Just went this week and saw Dra Andrea for pre-cancerous skin spots and roceacea. Good manner, follow-up in 3 weeks. The various creams and treatments are expensive, but if they work.....
  12. I am very happy with Mirna at Ajijic Rentals. She has rented/managed our property for 8 summers while we are away.
  13. I've been told that there's someone in Riberas who repairs and/or adjusts garage doors . I haven't been able to locate him. Does anyone have a specific address or phone number for him? My garage doors aren't properly closing when I use the remote, and my attempts to adjust the mechanics haven't been successful. Thanks
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